Full-day Tour Knossos Palace & Heraklion City from Rethymno
From the 1-st of May, 2023.
Journey back in time and visit the Minoan palace at Knossos on a day trip from Rethymno. Learn more about the ancient civilization at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. This excursion takes you straight to the heart of the Minoan Crete.
- Visit Minoan Palace at Knossos
- Learn about the ancient Minoan civilization from the professional guide
- Enjoy with unique masterpieces of Minoan art
- Pick-up and drop-off at Rethymno area
- Transportation by bus
Entrance ticket Knossos & Museum
Please note: The pick up starts from the area of Panormo and ends at Georgioupoli's area. We pick up and drop off the customers close to their hotel.
The trip starts with an early pick up from the nearest point to your accommodation between 08:00-09:00 in the morning.
Knossos is the most important center of Minoan civilization; It's the place where the myth of labyrinth with the Minotaur and the myth of Daedalus and Icarus are connected. The palace of Knossos dated 2000 BC was the prosperous Minoan Capital and the residence of the legendary King Minos. The ruins were Excavated and partly restored by Sir Arthur Evans in the late 19th century and brought to the light an enormous complex of over a 1000 interlocking rooms which is probably the source of the well-known legend of the labyrinth. A guide will present all the facts and legends of this incredible discovery.
After a 2-hour tour at the palace of Knossos, we will slope away to the city of Heraklion and the Archeological museum which is one of the most notable museums of Greece and one of the most important of Europe. The museum includes exhibits from all the eras of Cretan prehistory and history but also collections with unique masterpieces of Minoan art. At the end, we will have free time to visit the city of Heraklion for shopping or food.
Around 17:00-18:00 we will have returned to Rethymno.